Over the early part of the summer when Ramadan was in full swing, I took advantage of the somewhat cooler weather and made soups for Iftar (meal that breaks the fast). The main reason for that was not only the...
One of the only 'restaurants' I ever go to is Chipotle. I've always loved how fresh their ingredients are, but never eat any of the meat because it's not dhabiha. I actually don't eat out very much anymore mainly because...
Nothing says Spring in the culinary world like fresh green produce, although not all of it from this recipe has been grown right in our backyards here in the Midwest. I just love to make a lot of soups...
I'm such a soup fan that I could eat it for lunch and dinner as a meal, especially when it's creamy. With some rustic bread on the side, many soups can be quite filling and are a great way...
I'm usually pretty good about not eating too late at night, especially heavy foods. Otherwise I have to get out some sort of vinegar in my pantry and chuck it quickly before the heartburn sets in... I posted this picture...
 I've recently been under the weather- feeling really sick, and having no energy to do much let alone cook. I know that chicken soup is the best thing for me when I'm sick, but this time I couldn't even stomach the thought of...
I’m working with IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) on their upcoming Halal and Healthy workshops around the Chicagoland area where I’ll be conducting food demos on four different recipes, all super simple and all using halal-certified...
One of the things I really love doing is showing people how to make simple, all-natural recipes using truly wholesome ingredients. It's an additional bonus when those products have been halal-certified to ensure that the entire process of bringing...
Those of you who've been reading my recipes for a while probably already know that I'm a total soup lover and a lover of the Fall season. I love warm and cuddly sweaters, crisp and dry weather. A good...
This past Ramadan I got really used to drinking smoothies at iftar and sometimes even at suhoor.  Now here were are a couple of months out, and they are very much still on my radar, especially since I've frozen...

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